- Director of History Education, Teachinghistory.org
Martin is a former high school history and civics teacher who served as co-director of the Stanford History Education Group. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education in History and Social Science Education in 2005 with a dissertation entitled “Teaching for Historical Thinking: Teacher Conceptions, Practices, and Constraints.”
She recently co-directed Historical Thinking Matters, serves as teaching consultant with professional development efforts organized by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, and teaches history teacher-candidates. She has worked with elementary, middle, and high school teachers in TAH grants in California, Nebraska, Ohio, and Tennessee, and led professional development workshops funded by NEH, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and the Teachers for a New Era project at Stanford.
Current projects include creating classroom ready resources for teaching historical problems and researching teacher practices and conceptions relevant to this kind of teaching. Her publications include articles in The History Teacher (forthcoming) and Educational Leadership.